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regions of heavy thunderstorms that spiral outward from the center of the hurricane
storm that forms when air rises; can produce strong wind, lightning and thunder, heavy precipitation
a circular region at the center of the storm
violently spinning column of air
an instrument used to gather data from a tornado
rapid movement of electrical charge within a cloud or between a cloud and the ground
a severe storm that forms over warm ocean water of 80 degrees or more
What is the proper sequence for hurricane development?
disturbance - depression - tropical storm - hurricane - landfall
How long do most tornadoes usually last?
a few minutes
What tools do scientists use to study tornadoes?
Internet, Weather Maps, Tornado Spotters
Where does a hurricane get its energy from?
What is a hurricane accompanied by?
Heavy rains and high ocean waves
What conditions are needed for hurricane development?
Ocean temperatures of 80 degrees F or higher, light enough winds that allow clouds to form, and exchange of heat energy between ocean and the atmosphere
Air masses that move across land and oceans that bump into each other and don't easily mix
How are tornadoes categorized?
By wind speed and damage
As possible damage to structures gets worse, what do the numbers on the Fujita scale do?
What kind of damage would a category one hurricane do?
Where are the conditions most favorable for tornado development in the United States?
What type of area does a maritime tropical air mass occur in?
Hot and wet
What type of area does a maritime polar air mass occur in?
Cold and wet
What type of area does a continental tropical air mass occur in?
Hot and dry
What type of area does a continental polar air mass occur in?
Cold and dry
a dome of water that sweeps across the coast where a hurricane lands
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